Your IT Administrator has limited access – Ways to Fix

Are you the one facing the problem – Your IT Administrator has limited access? No worries, you have landed in the correct place. There are a couple of reasons you would be getting – Your IT Administrator has limited access. First that you must not have signed in as an administrator resulting lack of administrator benefits. Or there must be a group policy editor error occurring. Or the most common is that your system must be interfering with third-party antivirus software. 

your IT administrator has limited access
Your IT Administrator has limited access

Nevertheless, in this article, I will dive deeper into these issues and develop successful results, thereby resolving the error. 

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Who are IT Administrators?

These are professional people who perform system operations such as checking for updates from time to time, keeping security by running the system for viruses or any malware, maintaining an active directory, troubleshooting, etc. They are also known as System administrators, who keep their client’s system, servers, etc., up to date by constant configuring and look-through.

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We were discussing reasons in brief!

Not signed in as an administrator: Many times, a user has not signed in as an administrator on their PC or system, which causes the error – Your IT Administrator has limited access. When you sign in via administrator, you get complete control over your system, which means now you can access any file on your system. If you want to access the particular file/application, you should better log in as an administrator.

 

Group Policies:

This is one attribute of Microsoft Windows, which monitors the working aura of user and computer systems. So, maybe by you or by default, Windows defender must be disabled in Group policies, which might be halting you from turning it on. Therefore, you need to check this on. 

 

The Intervention of Third-party Antivirus Software:

Suppose you have installed some third-party antivirus software. In that case, this antivirus must be intruding with your PC system files or specific applications/devices, which in turn is giving you this error.

 

Types of Error Outlined by Users:

 Page not available:                                                                                    

Your IT administrator 

Your IT administrator                                                                                

has limited access to 

has limited access                                                                                      

to some areas of this 

                                                                                                                         

App Defender.                                 

  

The most general ones are these errors. However, you can make the same mistake with some slight changes in words. But still, error, i.e., Your IT Administrator has limited access and its meaning remain the same.

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Finally! Fixing the error – Your IT Administrator has limited access😊

Edit Group Policies

  1. Firstly, re-enable group policy editor on your Windows.
  2. Open start menu and type group policy
  3. Go and left-click on that.
  4. Now click on windows settings.
  5. Then search for administrative templates and double-click on them.
  6. Then click on Windows components (present underneath administrative templates).
  7. Now try to find Microsoft Defender Antivirus and then click on that.
  8. After opening it, see the right side. Here you must locate an option stating “Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus.” Double click on that.
  9. Now one new window will open.
  10. And check the radio button of “disabled.”
  11. Now click on apply and then ok.
  12. Restart your system now.
your IT administrator has limited access
Editing Group Policies

Now check for any Windows or Virus updates. The error – Your IT Administrator has limited access, will be removed now successfully!

Uninstall/Remove/Disable Your Antivirus

Third-party antivirus software interferes with the system and prevents Windows Defender from turning on or boggling Windows Defender files. This antivirus can sometimes be threatening for your PC or may even corrupt/damaged Windows defender files. To remove the error – Your IT Administrator has limited access, it becomes mandatory to uninstall or disable the antivirus for some time.

  1. Open start menu.
  2. Type control panel.
  3. Search and head to programs.
  4. Click on uninstall a program.
  5. Now search for your antivirus.
  6. Right-click on it and click on uninstall.

your IT administrator has limited access

After this, your antivirus gets uninstalled successfully. Now open the application again, and no error will be shown this time.

Disable Windows defender

This is a temporary step for removing ‘Your IT Administrator has limited access’. Windows defenders can sometimes cause the error.

  1. Firstly, open the start menu.
  2. Now type Windows security and click on it.
  3. Now search and proceed to Virus and threat protection.
  4. Then click on the virus and intimidation protection settings.
  5. Now head and locate Real-time protection.
  6. Click and disable it.
your IT administrator has limited access
Disabling Windows Defender

Now try to open the application again. The error will not show.

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Key Step: Log in as administrator

As I had stated earlier, if you sign in via administrator, you get complete control over your system, which means now you can access any file on your system. So to remove ‘Your IT Administrator has limited access’, you should better log in as an administrator.

  1. Go to the search section.
  2. Type cmd and select command prompt.
  3. Now select Run as administrator.
  4. Now select user administrator in cmd. The value: No- for Account Active.
  5. Now type net user administrator /active: yes.
  6. Now order net user administrator. The deal: Yes- for Account Active.
your IT administrator has limited access
Logging In as Administrator

Now the error is successfully resolved.

Update your Windows

Often, it is seen that the system goes into some malfunctioning, or the OS is not updated.

  1. Click on the start menu.
  2. Type Windows Update and select it.
  3. Now click on check for updates.
  4. Now update your Windows.

So, these were a few of the methods by which the error can be resolved. Try these solutions, and do tell us which way worked as your cup of tea!

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About the Author: McKenzie Smith

Hello, I am McKenzie and I am totally obsessed with getting the best experience out of every device that I use. Hence, I started this blog to help others make the most of their devices and fix errors in a jiffy! :)

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